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2024 Best Public Middle Schools in America

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  1. #1 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    The Davidson Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    RENO, NV,

    5-12,

    84 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I am a teacher and my husband is a bartender. Private school wasn't an option for us, and private school wouldn't have been able to meet our daughter's academic needs anyway. Our daughter wasn't...Now she is in her sixth year at the Davidson Academy, where she dominates the air hockey scene. She has the most wonderful friends and caring teachers. We moved here for the academics (and air...Davidson Academy is more than a school. In a world with limited opportunities for those without unlimited funds, Davidson Academy breaks down barriers and paves the way for students to reach their....

    Read 84 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 172,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    Rising Leaders Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Bay District Schools, FL,

    K-12,

    16 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Two years ago, my two daughters enrolled at Rising Leaders Academy. At the beginning, they did not know how to read or write any English. Their math abilities were not that good. Not to mention, they....

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 335,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  3. #8 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    BASIS Mesa

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    Public School,

    MESA, AZ,

    K-12,

    58 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The school has a reputation of being an academically rigorous STEM school, which can seem quite daunting to prospective students and families. Yes, there is a heavy academic focus (especially in STEM....

    Read 58 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 808,

  4. #13 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    The Science Academy STEM Magnet

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    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    6-12,

    19 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says It is definitely not a school for everyone, but for the kids who want what it offers - lots of highly accelerated STEM, rigorous curriculum in every subject - and don’t miss having music or team...For a student to do well and enjoy his/her experience at The Science Academy STEM Magnet, they do have to *want* to be there and take school seriously though. The kids whose heart is not in it and...The teachers are excellent and there is lots of support available for those who need a little extra help. The principal and other admins are nurturing and communicative. PTA is active.Electives are great! Besides (major award-winning!) robotics, engineering and similar, theater and art are also offered, as well as a number of other eclectic options.My HG 6th grader loves this school and is finally in his element..

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 443,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  5. #18 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    Mt. Everest Academy

    San Diego Unified School District, CA,

    K-12,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is our first year at Mt Everest after a relocation from the East Coast. My elementary-aged girls are absolutely thriving at MEA. Both went formerly to a small private school, and while fine,....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 227,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  6. #20 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    BASIS San Antonio - Shavano Campus

    Blue checkmark.

    BASIS Texas Charter Schools, TX,

    6-12,

    65 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I transferred to this school when I was in 11th grade, and it was a huge culture shock. I went from the top of my class to an average student. I had to learn to study, as other schools hadn't taught...I recommend enrolling at BASIS as soon as possible so you can have more time to adapt to the rigorous curriculum.Throughout high school, students take mandatory AP classes, and the exam fees are covered. Most AP classes are available to all high schoolers. The only downside to the AP classes is that sometimes,... Notably, after completing requisite AP tests, students (typically seniors) can take capstone courses. These courses cover topics such as game theory, rocket science, and multivariable calculus, all....

    Read 65 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 976,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  7. #22 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    Granada Hills Charter

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    GRANADA HILLS, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    1538 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Granada Hills Charter High School is truly a unique school. The resources they offer are far beyond my imagination. I never expected to find a program that fits me so well. The GBF (Global Business....

    Read 1538 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 5,675,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  8. #23 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    Great Hearts Academies - Scottsdale Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ,

    6-12,

    81 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a current senior at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, I can confidently say that I am overwhelming grateful for the time I have spent at this school. Regarding preparation for college and life, I....

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 851,

  9. #25 Best Public Middle Schools in America.

    Preuss School UCSD

    Public School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    6-12,

    324 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently I am attending The Preuss School UCSD, I have been part of the Preuss School Community since 6th grade. I have enjoyed various details of the school such as our academic work, academic...Pros: Good Course Selection, Various ethnicity, helpful teacher, SAT for students who needs help, buses for grade 6-8th, tutoring for most classes, mentors, PTA, and available tutors during a class...Cons: No buses for high school students (may be added next year 2025) and lunch is not ideal..

    Read 324 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 853,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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